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EASE, n. s as z. [L. otium.]

1. Rest; an undisturbed state. Applied to the body, freedom from pain, disturbance, excitement or annoyance. He sits at his ease. He takes his ease.

2. Applied to the mind, a quiet state; tranquillity; freedom from pain, concern, anxiety, solicitude, or any thing that frets or ruffles the mind.

His soul shall dwell at ease. Ps.25.

Wo to them that are at ease in Zion. Amos.6.

3. Rest from labor.

4. Facility; freedom from difficulty or great labor. One man will perform this service with ease. This author writes with ease.

5. Freedom from stiffness, harshness, forced expressions, or unnatural arrangement; as the ease of style.

6. Freedom from constraint or formality; unaffectedness; as ease of behavior.

At ease, in an undisturbed state; free from pain or anxiety.




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EASE, n. s as z. [L. otium.]

1. Rest; an undisturbed state. Applied to the body, freedom from pain, disturbance, excitement or annoyance. He sits at his ease. He takes his ease.

2. Applied to the mind, a quiet state; tranquillity; freedom from pain, concern, anxiety, solicitude, or any thing that frets or ruffles the mind.

His soul shall dwell at ease. Ps.25.

Wo to them that are at ease in Zion. Amos.6.

3. Rest from labor.

4. Facility; freedom from difficulty or great labor. One man will perform this service with ease. This author writes with ease.

5. Freedom from stiffness, harshness, forced expressions, or unnatural arrangement; as the ease of style.

6. Freedom from constraint or formality; unaffectedness; as ease of behavior.

At ease, in an undisturbed state; free from pain or anxiety.


EASE, n. [s as z. Fr. aise; Arm. aez; W. hawz; Corn. hedh; Sax. æth or eath, easy; L. otium; It. agio; Ir. easgaidh.]

  1. Rest; an undisturbed state. Applied to the body, freedom from pain, disturbance, excitement or annoyance. He sits at his ease. He takes his ease.
  2. Applied to the mind, a quiet state; tranquillity; freedom from pain, concern, anxiety, solicitude, or any thing that frets or ruffles the mind. His soul shall dwell at ease. Ps. xxv. Woe to them that are at ease in Zion. Amos vi.
  3. Rest from labor.
  4. Facility; freedom from difficulty or great labor. One man will perform this service with ease. This author writes with ease.
  5. Freedom from stiffness, harsh, forced expressions, or unnatural arrangements; as, a the ease of style.
  6. Freedom from constraint or formality; unaffectedness; as, ease of behavior. At ease, in an undisturbed state; free from pain or anxiety.

EASE, v.t.

  1. To free from pain or any disquiet or annoyance, as the body; to relieve; to give rest to; as, the medicine has eased the patient.
  2. To free from anxiety, care or disturbance, as the mind; as the late news has eased my mind.
  3. To remove a burden from, either of body or mind; to relieve; with of. Ease me of this load; ease them of their burdens.
  4. To mitigate; to alleviate; to assuage; to abate or remove a part any burden, pain, grief, anxiety or disturbance. Ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father. 2 Chron. x.
  5. To quiet; to allay; to destroy; as, to ease pain. To ease off or ease away, in seamen's language, is to slacken a rope gradually. To ease a ship, is to put the helm hard a-lee, to prevent her pitching, when close hauled. Mar. Dict.

Ease
  1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.

    [Obs.]

    They him besought
    Of harbor and or ease as for hire penny.
    Chaucer.

  2. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses] to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquillity to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; to ease the body or mind.

    Eased [from] the putting off
    These troublesome disguises which we wear.
    Milton.

    Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load. Dryden.

  3. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.

    Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease. Herbert.

    Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching. Swift.

    (b)

  4. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.

    My couch shall ease my complaint. Job vii. 13.

  5. To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.
  6. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    To ease off, To ease away (Naut.), to slacken a rope gradually. -- To ease a ship (Naut.), to put the helm hard, or regulate the sail, to prevent pitching when closehauled. -- To ease the helm (Naut.), to put the helm more nearly amidships, to lessen the effect on the ship, or the strain on the wheel rope. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

    Syn. -- To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize; assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.

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Ease

EASE, noun s as z. [Latin otium.]

1. Rest; an undisturbed state. Applied to the body, freedom from pain, disturbance, excitement or annoyance. He sits at his ease He takes his ease

2. Applied to the mind, a quiet state; tranquillity; freedom from pain, concern, anxiety, solicitude, or any thing that frets or ruffles the mind.

His soul shall dwell at ease Psalms 25:13.

Wo to them that are at ease in Zion. Amos 6:1.

3. Rest from labor.

4. Facility; freedom from difficulty or great labor. One man will perform this service with ease This author writes with ease

5. Freedom from stiffness, harshness, forced expressions, or unnatural arrangement; as the ease of style.

6. Freedom from constraint or formality; unaffectedness; as ease of behavior.

At ease in an undisturbed state; free from pain or anxiety.

EASE

, verb transitive To free from pain or any disquiet or annoyance, as the body; to relieve; to give rest to; as, the medicine has eased the patient.

1. To free from anxiety, care or disturbance, as the mind; as, the late news has eased my mind.

2. To remove a burden from, either of body or mind; to relieve; with of. ease me of this load; ease them of their burdens.

3. To mitigate; to alleviate; to assuage; to abate or remove in part any burden, pain, grief, anxiety or disturbance.

EASE thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father. 2 Chronicles 10:4.

4. To quiet; to allay; to destroy; as, to ease pain.

To ease off or ease away, in seamen's language, is to slacken a rope gradually.

To ease a ship, is to put the helm hard alee, to prevent her pitching, when close hauled.

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